Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Willapa Bay

A bay off the coast of Washington state.

Willapa Bay (CVE-109), a Commencement Bay-class escort carrier, was laid down on 10 January 1944 at Tacoma, Wash., by the Todd-Pacific Shipyards, Inc. However, prior to her launching, the carrier was renamed Cape Gloucester (q.v.) on 26 April 1944.

Published: Mon Nov 02 12:29:45 EST 2015